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Vicki Davis

Download details: Learning Essentials 2.0 for Microsoft Office - 0 views

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    If you run Microsoft Office 2007 and you are a teacher, you simply MUST download this learning essentials 2.0 set of tools. From periodic tables to all sorts of things, it is really cool. I'm going to email it to my teachers now.
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    The must download pack of goodies for Microsoft Office 2007 for educators. Periodic tables, etc. I don't know why I missed it.
Vicki Davis

GIMP - Windows installers - 0 views

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    If you want gimp for windows, this is the page to get it from. Gimp is a powerful open source alternative to PhotoShop.
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    Powerful open source alternative to photoshop.
dolors reig

FOC08 (1): Del grupo a la comunidad, principios básicos. | El caparazón - 0 views

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    Os dejo hoy un resumen de la Primera Unidad del Curso de Facilitación de Comunidades Online en el que participo, considerando que puede ser de utilidad a diversas disciplinas, desde la educación al márketing social.

    El curso se desarrolla en inglés (paso a traducir este mismo artículo) pero he creído que a algunos lectores podrían seros de interés algunas de sus conclusiones. Lo iré haciendo al finalizar cada unidad. Se trata de un ejercicio de síntesis y aportación personal. Podéis ver las fuentes teóricas de las que parto, las que matizo según mi experiencia, al final del artículo
Ric Murry

Studeous | The Free and Easy Way to Manage Your Courses Online - 0 views

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    Learning Management System, free, in beta
Vicki Davis

Twittering, Not Frittering: Professional Development in 140 Characters | Edutopia - 0 views

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    Suzie Boss writes a comprehensive overview of the growing use of twitter in education. I find it so interesting that many of the complaints about twitter are also the initial complaints I heard about blogging. This is a very nice overview of twitter for those who are wondering "what is the fuss?"
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    Overview of the use of twitter in education from edutopia.
Vicki Davis

Baptism by Fire: 100 Essential Tips and Resources for Student Teachers | Smart Teaching - 0 views

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    Great post giving an overview of some great posts and information on teaching.
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    This extensive post has some amazing resources and links and is great for student teachers as well as for all of us. I enjoyed reading this and following some links. This is a great one to share in schools of education.
Vicki Davis

Twitter Blog: Changes for Some SMS Users-Good and Bad News - 0 views

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    If you are using twitter and SMS in any other country other than Canada, the US, and India, you need to read the twitter blog update on sms changes in these areas!
Vicki Davis

Glogster - Poster Yourself - 0 views

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    I'm going to play w/ this service some -- it is glogster. Going to look at it -- lets you mash up video, text, audio, etc. Definitely a new app to look at.
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    A new service letting you mash up all types of media.
Eloise Pasteur

digitalresearchtools / FrontPage - 0 views

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    Wiki of Digital Research Tools
Eloise Pasteur

Doing Digital Scholarship: Presentation at Digital Humanities 2008 « Digital ... - 0 views

  • My session, which explored the meaning and significance of “digital humanities,” also featured rich, engaging presentations by Edward Vanhoutte on the history of humanities computing and John Walsh on comparing alchemy and digital humanities.
  • I wondered: What is digital scholarship, anyway?  What does it take to produce digital scholarship? What kind of digital resources and tools are available to support it? To what extent do these resources and tools enable us to do research more productively and creatively? What new questions do these tools and resources enable us to ask? What’s challenging about producing digital scholarship? What happens when scholars share research openly through blogs, institutional repositories, & other means?
  • I decided to investigate these questions by remixing my 2002 dissertation as a work of digital scholarship.  Now I’ll acknowledge that my study is not exactly scientific—there is a rather subjective sample of one.  However, I figured, somewhat pragmatically, that the best way for me to understand what digital scholars face was to do the work myself. 
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  • The ACLS Commission on Cyberinfrastructure’s report points to five manifestations of digital scholarship: collection building, tools to support collection building, tools to support analysis, using tools and collections to produce “new intellectual products,” and authoring tools. 
  • Tara McPherson, the editor of Vectors, offered her own “Typology of Digital Humanities”:
    •    The Computing Humanities: focused on building tools, infrastructure, standards and collections, e.g. The Blake Archive
    •    The Blogging Humanities: networked, peer-to-peer, e.g. crooked timber
    •    The Multimodal Humanities: “bring together databases, scholarly tools, networked writing, and peer-to-peer commentary while also leveraging the potential of the visual and aural media that so dominate contemporary life,” e.g. Vectors
  • My initial diagram of digital scholarship pictured single-headed arrows linking different approaches to digital scholarship; my revised diagram looks more like spaghetti, with arrows going all over the place.  Theories inform collection building; the process of blogging helps to shape an argument; how a scholar wants to communicate an idea influences what tools are selected and how they are used.
  • I looked at 5 categories: archival resources as well as primary and secondary books and journals.   I found that with the exception of archival materials, over 90% of the materials I cited in my bibliography are in a digital format.  However, only about 83% of primary resources and 37% of the secondary materials are available as full text.  If you want to do use text analysis tools on 19th century American novels or 20th century articles from major humanities journals, you’re in luck, but the other stuff is trickier because of copyright constraints.
  • I found that there were some scanning errors with Google Books, but not as many as I expected. I wished that Google Books provided full text rather than PDF files of its public domain content, as do Open Content Alliance and Making of America (and EAF, if you just download the HTML).  I had to convert Google’s PDF files to Adobe Tagged Text XML and got disappointing results.  The OCR quality for Open Content Alliance was better, but words were not joined across line breaks, reducing accuracy.  With multi-volume works, neither Open Content Alliance nor Google Books provided very good metadata.
  • To make it easier for researchers to discover relevant tools, I teamed up with 5 other librarians to launch the Digital Research Tools, or DiRT, wiki at the end of May.
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    Review of digital humanities scholarship tools
Vicki Davis

DISQUS | Turn Blog Comments into a Webwide Discussion with a Powerful Comment System - 0 views

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    The blog commenting platform that has so many talking. I'm going to tinker with it this week.
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    The blogging commenting system that has a lot of people talking.
Vicki Davis

Drape's Takes: First Impressions - 0 views

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    I really enjoyed this post from Darren Draper analyzing the first blog posts of many bloggers. I found it to be a fascinating read, knowing where so many have gone now!
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    Darren Draper analyzes the first blog posts of many.
Jeff Johnson

100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers | Smart Teaching - 0 views

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    Here are 100 YouTube videos that can provide supplementary information for the class, give inspiration, help you keep control of class and even provide a few laughs here and there.
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    With the increasing use of technology in classrooms, it's no wonder that teachers have a growing interest in using YouTube and other online media sharing sites to bring information into their classrooms. Here are 100 YouTube videos that can provide supplementary information for the class, give inspiration, help you keep control of class and even provide a few laughs here and there.
Dennis Richards

Poetry International Web - THE RETURN - 0 views

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    I often dream about the ocean
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